This is a painting inspired by Urchins that inhabit our seas and have done so for millions ofyears. I have named the painting ‘Gongoozler’ after a Victorian insult. It was chosen because it means an idle spectator. It is apt as I think it is what we have a tendency to do when watching the news on television. Especially in the current political situation which is unfolding around us. My reaction to what is going on in the world is to create an angry, vibrant urchin.